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Gadsden, Alabama Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Gadsden fell 0.2 percentage points in May 2021 to 3.9%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.5 percentage points higher than the Alabama rate. The unemployment rate in Gadsden peaked in April 2020 at 19.9% and is now 16.0 percentage points lower. You can also compare Gadsden unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate May 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 5.8% -0.3 -7.5
Alabama 3.4% -0.2 -4.5
Gadsden 3.9% -0.2 -7.3
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with May 2021 data as June metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Gadsden, Alabama, National

Gadsden, Alabama monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Gadsden, Alabama Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Gadsden peaked in April 2020 at 8,172. There are now 6,599 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Gadsden employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Gadsden, Alabama) is also available.

Unemployed Persons May 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Gadsden 1,573 -48 -2,804

Number of Unemployed Persons

Gadsden, Alabama Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Alabama
Unemployment Rate
Gadsden
Unemployment Rate
Gadsden
Unemployed
June
2021
5.9%
May
2021
5.8% 3.4% 3.9% 1,573
April
2021
6.1% 3.6% 4.1% 1,621
March
2021
6.0% 3.8% 4.2% 1,701
February
2021
6.2% 4.0% 4.6% 1,859
January
2021
6.3% 4.3% 5.2% 2,102
December
2020
6.7% 4.7% 4.6% 1,874
November
2020
6.7% 4.7% 4.9% 1,978
October
2020
6.9% 4.7% 5.3% 2,134
September
2020
7.8% 6.7% 8.3% 3,329
August
2020
8.4% 7.1% 8.7% 3,561
July
2020
10.2% 7.4% 9.5% 3,855

1. Metro area unemployment rates are now seasonally adjusted. The BLS has started publishing smoothed seasonally adjusted metropolitan area data which makes comparisons to state and national data more relevant than the unadjusted numbers.